SEBDA exists to promote the social and emotional well being of children and young people. This aim will be achieved by:
- Promoting understanding of their needs.
- Supporting those who work with them.
- Providing training and education to increase knowledge, understanding and skills.
- Engaging with policy-making agencies and service providers to inform and influence their decisions.
- Identifying and disseminating good practice.
- Facilitating and promoting multi-disciplinary co-operation.